Friday, we made it through the smoke!

Four loud blasts on the Alaska trains whistle, at 6-50am, woke us up before the alarm. The railroad is just to the left of the dock, and indeed our hotel but it would be wouldn’t it? And boy does that sound echo over the water. Mary decided that they did it to clear the Moose off the track; ah, that’s why we haven’t seen one! And then at seven, someone decided to juggle aluminum containers down in the dock. As we said, always something going on, not only to look at in a port, BUT also to hear 👂 👂👂👂👂😩😩.

A couple left over from yesterday, and the sun out of the window this morning.

The one on the left should definitely be called “Boaty McBoat float.” Dinner was a steak salad for me and scallops for Mary, in a really noisy Chinooks restaurant, where we saw the otter on our first night and the food was delicious. Why on the whole, (not all, of course) are so many Americans, so bloody loud? And why, dear god, do most young women, appear to be talking at a very high pitch through a kazoo? It has to be heard to be believed! They must have them implanted at a very early age. Ask Mary to do an impersonation next time you meet; its perfect.

We set off with a little trepidation for Homer, after first stocking up at Safeway’s with lunch and water and provisions in case we were stopped for a long time.

Mary, in fact did the complete bulk of the driving through the smoke, bless her, but the joy was, that although we were slowed down not only by the smoke but also the 22 miles of road works, (yes, 22 miles!) we didn’t get ‘piloted’ through the fog. Yay! We stopped off at a Russian Orthodox Church, we think the one Michael Portillo went to. But couldn’t get inside for it was closed. 😡

So, that was it basically. We are in a B & B tonight for three nights, called Bay Avenue B & B. It’s one of the smaller beds we have had but a view to die for!

Oh yes, and a toilet/shower combo; welcome back on board Mr.Treen! Tomorrow, it’s a six thirty a.m. turn up, at the beach bear tour plane base. 😴😴😴😴 Should be a great six hours!

Thanks for reading M & M 🚗🇺🇸🦅🐻🐻🐻

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Malcolm and Mary

Malcolm worked for LWT. Mary worked for TRL. They live near Camberley in Surrey and did achieve their life long ambition to visit New Zealand. They have two daughters Laura and Hannah and two grandchildren Zach & Safi. Having done the big trip they then went to Canada, which was amazing. Scroll down it’s all here. They have visited Venice that they both so fell in love with in 2009 again. And recently returned to Lefkada for one week in glorious sunshine. Where next? Well, Canada is calling again in 2019; this time including Alaska. So stay tuned if you enjoy the ups and downs of travelling.

4 thoughts on “Friday, we made it through the smoke!”

  1. Absolutely loving the blog. Laughed like mad about Malcolm and the low loo and the shower handle. It must be 90 degrees here and we are frying!!

    1. So pleased someone found it a good laugh! It was very cold but very funny ……., afterwards. You have to laugh don’t you, as my old mum would say. It was a real Laurel and Hardy moment! Blimey, that’s hot. Stay cool! Xxxxxx

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